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Taqueria El Metate

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120 Harbor Blvd, Belmont, CA 94002-4016
+1 650-595-1110
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San Carlos, California
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151 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite taquerias in the area. The chips and salsa bar is big, with several salsas to choose from. The prepared food is very good - the burritos are huge. And I love the way the tables and chairs are painted - very colorful and fun. TVs for viewing sports, too. Just be careful of parking,... More 

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Thank dannyboytravels
Belmont, California
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Just about, one of the best in the area. It is just off US-101 S (Harbor exit) and then, right back on again, for those driving south. Food is terrific, priced right and good portions.

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Thank Dennis Y
Cali, Colombia
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112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Their quality has remained the same over many years. Metates has a large following and the lines during lunch can be long, but the orders are brought to your table quickly. Everything is tasty and worth trying.

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Thank TRAVELERVIAJERO
Levittown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Ordered Takeout. The chimichanga's were huge like a football and delicious. The quesadillas were also excellent. The refried beans were creamy and very good. I could barely finish my meal as the portions were enormous. I picked up the food and service was fast and friendly. My friend in Belmont suggested the place as it is very popular with locals... More 

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Thank tbv710
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92 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

This place proves that a meal doesn't have to be expensive to be good. I had chips, salsa, a huge veggie borrito and a bottle of water for under $10 including tip. Note - this place only takes cash.

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Thank Liz N
Belmont, California
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

I drive a bit out of the way to this place just for their burritos WITH the sauce: called a "wet burrito". Decent, tasty food at an afford price. Have been coming here for a few years. Can not go wrong for the quality, quantity and price.

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Thank PayingConsumer2014
San Francisco, California
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190 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Decided to go here on my lunch break and I was pleasantly surprised! Even though the place was packed, my food was ready in about 5 mins. The burrito I got was huge and very tasty. Unfortunately, the to go burrito ordered didn't come with chips and/or salsa.

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Thank sehow
Los Altos, California
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

easy eats, filling and tasty. out of the way location that is surprisingly busy. I'd go again, someday.

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Thank luggedsteel
Homer
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391 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

The home made chips and salsas were good, as were the taco and enchiladas but not the best. The enchilada sauce was thin. Overall there wasn't enough spice or flavor to set this restaurant apart from any other. The food is decent but nothing special. You order at the front and if you're dining in they will bring the food... More 

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Sacramento, California
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

We came for lunch. There were many people here even though the rush for lunch was past. You order from the counter and they bring your food out. They have a nice salsa bar. The food was excellent. We ordered shrimp fajitas, fish tacos and the veggie burrito. All were large portions and tasted great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Harbor Blvd, Belmont, CA 94002-4016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: +1 650-595-1110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?